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. it is a folly built on a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it is never going to happen. so you are going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in on it. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors that the plan led by conservatives would hurt national security. that doesn't make it easy for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman. >> this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? i want yes or no. no. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40 times. >> they voted 40 times. so you now have this happening all over america. i said it the other day. i know there are stupid people on the internet and they have to do something. >> they don't like your pants. >> they are wandering the streets, going to get hit by cars or in mama's basement. rather than be in mama's basement writing stup
as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield, my argument is question it is. >> i take a question from the scottish national party. >> does he know if there are any plans over the last few days for any military action before next week, planned at all against syria? >> i obviously can't discuss the details of potential action in detail in front of this house, but i can tell the house that american president and i have had discussions that have been reported in th
. >> meanwhile the "san francisco chronicle" reports many people uninformed about obama care are falling prey to scams. the scams can take the form of e-mails or phone calls from people pretending to be representatives of the federal government and even solicitors going door to door trying to sign people up for fake medical cards or seeking personal information. what do you think about what's going to happen this fall? >> oh. it's hard to predict. obviously with respect to the budget showdown i don't think the president is going to budge. i don't see why he will or would because this his signature legislation. if they're saying delay the thing for a year i doubt that he would do that. but, you know, the weekly radio address was very interesting in part because we're at this point right now where there is a, you know, sabotaging going on of the plan or an attempt. the biggest move is to get people to burn their obama care cards as if they exist but encourage young people not to sign up, avoid the exchanges as a way to make sure the overall bill is sabotaged. this is a very critical juncture an
cancelinging president obama's planned bilateral talks with his russian counterpart. president obama and vladimir putin were expected to sit down and discuss, among other things, syria's ongoing civil war. the kremlin said it is disappointed by the cancellation. the decision reportedly unanimous by the president's national security team. the icy standoff rekindles a debate between mitt romney and president obama during the 2012 campaign. >> this is to russia that this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. the idea that he has more flexibility in mind for russia is very, very troubling, indeed. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia. not al qaeda. in the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> white house -- >> boy, that's a cute line. it's just so dead wrong. it's not even funny. and every single
. the government runs out of money in mid october and president obama says he will not negotiate. he wants to raise the debt ceiling period. no other issues considered. war talk, debt, markets down. here we go again. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using tive trader pro today. folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. butetting heartburn and then treating day after day is a tng of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning 24 hours. zero heartburn. >> good morning, everyone. the military is ready to act, poised to act against syria. they're waiting for president obama to give the order. that came within the past hour from defense secretary chuck hagel. we don't yet know the extent or the method of the response, but the market are selling off in preparation for the start of this widely expected action. here are the numbers. the stock ma
, this is obama presidency, second term legacy building. this is a chance for the attorney general, eric holder, who is probably leaving office in the next few months and for the president to do something i think they want to be remembered for. this is something the president and the attorney general apparently have been talking about for several years. so you see i think an effort here on the part of the attorney general eric holder to leave office perhaps with something other than fast and furious to be remembered by. >> it's a huge deal. i was a little surprised that eric holder made the announcement instead of the president of the united states. you've covered the justice department and you're new to cnn, you use to work at the wall street journal. were you a little surprised the president let eric holder do this as opposed to the president making the announcement? >> i think it's one of those things that the president of the white house wanted to make sure the attorney general gets some kind of press conference, something he can be remembered for other than. so scandals. >> excellent point
speeches in front of friendly audiences. mr. obama claims middle class progress. but the facts contradict the claims, on income, jobs, on health care costs. the middle class is losing ground and the pace of decline is speeding up. we have a full report. and on obamacare, the list of local governments switching to part-time workers is growing. and there are 38 days till those chaotic insurance exchanges. what on earth is going on at the nasdaq stock exchange. was the three-hour freeze just another computer glitch? steve ballmer out at microsoft and the stock takes off. ooh. "varney & company" is about to begin. you know throughout history, folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. butetting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning 24 hours. zero heartburn. >> friday morning and breaking news for you, just crossing the wire. microsoft's chief steve ballmer will retire in the next few months until a successor is named. the stock is straight up. a
. lee, do you think america is more or less racist country since barack obama became president? >> wow, that's a powerful question. i think that people are angry that he's president, and i think that they are showing their true colors, and i think that -- i think that you know when danny strung wrote those words, any black man could be killed by any white man and get away with it, trayvon martin had not happened. i end the movie with hope. you know, he's walking down and obama is giving that famous speech, you know, and i come out of my edit room and trayvon martin has happened. so yeah, i think, i think so. sadly, i think so. >> very provocative but if you're watching at home and want to give me a view, tweet me at piers morgan. i got a tweet in from the last segment from robert zimmerman tweeted me saying very tragic about the shooting incidents but remember bans would have done nothing to stop either but of course had you banned assault weaponsapplyed to potentially both the cases. i understand he has a view, but i don't agree with it. the question whether barack obama's a sent to t
of some u.s. embassies amid what the obama administration calls serious and credible threats by al qaeda. diplomatic facilities will remain closed in many of the countries you see right there throughout the middle east and africa until at least august 10th. >>> the global travel alert coming at the same time as a global travel conference is taking place in san diego. jane wells is there live. jane, how is the global industry taking all this in? >> well, they are sort of processing it today, this is the global business travel association meeting, 400 companies and 7,000 people, all of whom are getting used to traveling in a more dangerous world. >> business travelers have become much more accustomed to it, and in a global economy you know that you do have a higher risk profile than maybe in years past, but it's a fact of life, and we all deal with it. >> so he says companies are detailing products which help you track and redirect traveling employees to safety concur which manages travel bookings and expenses for companies and report a 23% revenue growth last week. it's introducing a new
will we do? let me emphasize, president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations, and we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation, but as ban ki-moon, the secretary-general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm would used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know, and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action through the u.n. security council, the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should, so let me be clear. we will continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes its own decisions based on our values and interests and on its own time line. we know after a decade of conflict the a
: thank you, nicole. president obama eager to highlight a sliver of the economy doing well, real estate. taking to the interpret yesterday at zillow to answer questions about the recovery, housing finance reform, some of what he talked about, but is he on tricky ground? monica is here, and chief economist at first trust advisers, brian, to you first. when you talk about real estate and associating yourself with a recovery, but one that could be called into question, is he treading on dangerous ground here? >> he could be. you know, i actually think the real dangerous ground is, believe it or not, is trying to trash the economy. it keeps growing. it's what we call the plow horse economy. day after day after day, better numbers, today, initial claim, but what worries me is every time the government tries to get involved in a market, it's slowing it down, and, in fact, if you really look at this recovery, the two slowest areas of recovery are employment and housing. the two areas the government tried to help the most, and that's why they are slow to recover. i -- i don't mind his proposal
we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports the nsa has broken privacy rules thousands of times each year since 2008. "the post" says most of the incidents involved surveillance of americans and foreign intelligence targets on u.s. soil in ways that violate the program's rules. of those incidents, "the post" report most were unintended and many involved failures of due diligence or violations of standard operating procedure such as when an area code mixup caused the nsa to intercept a large number of calls from wrau washington, d.c., instead of egypt. the nsa response was quick. overnight the nsa released a statement, "nsa's foreign intelligence surveillance activities are continually audited and overseen internally and externally. when nsa makes a m
as great as it cleaned. that's why when it comes to clean, there's only one mr. >>> president obama canceled a face-to-face meeting with russian president vladimir putin over putin's position to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. my next guest said it's the right direction but can't undo five years the president spent remaking the image into one perceived around the globe as weak. fox news contributor linda chavez. thanks for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you. >> i think a lot of people voted for president obama in 2008 the first time with the sincere expectation his election would make america more popular around the globe. that hasn't happened. why? >> it hasn't happened. the president said he was going to remake america's image in the world. i think a lot of people thought because he did have a charismatic personality, certainly the president himself believes himself to be charismatic, he was going to be able to win more friends for america, that america would suddenly be beloved by all. what the president seems not to understand, what is most important in
, and that is what some would like. how do you feel about that? are you in support of obama's request to congress to move the national minimum wage or the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9? >> well, the most important thing we can do right now is to create all jobs and that helphe everybody. we want to create jobs and we have been in that since the recession starting to recover and we are partnering with wa walmart, and dozens of ceos and governors and so creating jobs is critical, but the question is what is the right way to do it? is the right way to do it by choosing between hiring fewer people at higher wages or greater number of peoples at competitive wages that the marketplace will support, and that is really the conversation that we need to have. what's in the best interest of the local communities and workers and we take the view that it is better to be encouraging business growth and development by reducing and eliminating the regulations, and not layering the regulation on the employers and create jobs in all sectors the get the economy move f moving forward again. >> so do you supp
, and how do you prevent that from an open-ended involvement in a war that clearly president obama and the united states military does not want to get involved with in a deep way. >> the public apparently has no appetite for any other conflict? russia immediately said, you know, don't -- you people don't need another adventure in the middle east like iraq and iran. obviously saying the same thing. it's really tough. it's really tough for the president to try to walk. >> reporter: it's more than tough. and you saw assad in an interview with a russian newspaper yesterday saying -- warning the united states that you get involved again, there's going to be a failure like all your interventions in the past. clearly the lessons of long and protracted wars have weighed heavily on the president. this is a president, after all, who got into politics, opposing the iraq war. says he doesn't oppose all war, but he opposes dumb wars, and it's pretty clear from his language and body language and the entire stance of the united states over the last several months that he believes it would be dumb
a roundup of some of the top stories. the obama administration has overturn add u.s. trade panel's ban on the sale of some older iphones and ipads. this move reverses a ruling that had favored samsung over apple in that long running patent battle. the u.s. trade representative says that the decision was based in part on the effect of the competitive conditions in the u.s. economy and the effect on u.s. consumers. this is big news, though. shares of samsung were actually down overnight. just about 1%. apple shares, if you want to take a look at where things stand at least right now, up just barely. again, this is some pretty significant news. we will continue to watch those stocks today. >>> also, the london metal exchange and goldman sachs are being sued over alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior when it comes to aluminum storage. the lme's owner says it will fight the class action lawsuit. we have been talking in recent weeks about this. wall street banks facing increased scrutiny in their involvement in the business for storing and transporting commodities like oil and a
with samsung. the obama administration vetoing a ban on apple products. share of samsung are falling in asia. >> tv blackout, battle between time warner cable and cbs show nothing signs of letting up. >>> the terror threat overseas. many u.s. embassies stay closed now until august 10th. a live report from nbc's pete williams. >>> first up, if you didn't see it, u.s. equity funds saw a record inflow in july. according to trim tabs funds saw $40.3 billion coming in last month while bond funds saw the fourth highest outflow on record. david seeburg at cowan. good monday morning to you. >> good morning. >> david, is this the beginning of something new? >> it seems to be. i mean, $40 billion in july, amazing. still a ton of cash on the sidelines. there's about $9.5 trillion in xhrgs bank deposit and money mark accounts, companies obviously corporate balance sheets reflecting cash. m&a starting to pick up it's the beginning of a rotation that we expect to take equities higher. >> peter, how do you read things here. >> s&p gone from 666 to 1700 without the retail investor. retail money's coming in,
-american constituency is the biggest base. if she runs in 2016, barack obama will be gone from the scene. it's a constituency where he crushed all of his opponents in 2012. >> she will be continuing with these policy speeches next month taking on national security. talking about a speech on national security. read between the liechbs on that one. what do you bhak it? >> she's going to write a book. she's going to be very prominent. while she says she has not made a decision on 2016, she tells her aids her inclination is not to run. she's doing everything she has to do to run. she can wait later than anybody else to say i'm running should she decide to run. she can wait later than anybody else. this keeps her out there and keeps her prominent in the national debate, keeps her prominent in talking about the issues that will matter in 2016. it's a signal, look, i can't give you that answer. you'll wait a year or more for that. i'm going to be out there and be in the mix, don't worry about it. >> don't worry about it. you will hear from me. i do want to ask you about this is an important decisio
's going on in egypt. we have not heard the obama administration come out and describe this, at least publicly as a coo. he did, the president, or members of the administration, then, i guess, by definition, if there's a coo in the country, you cut off the aid. you could do that behind the scenes and not call it that. it seems like there's something going on we don't know the details yet of. >> well, i think, you know, i think the administration's trying to, you know, split hairs here and try to have the cake and eat it too, and it's not working, clearly, the egyptian government is not listening to the united states, it's very clearly listens to its more influential gulf allies right now, and our leverage is very limited, but, you know, do we also stand by and watch the military government take egypt down, what i think is a dangerous path at this point. there's an idea that they can crush the muslim brotherhood and restore stability. that's not a recipe for long term staibt. dagen: what's the end game for us? >> well, the end game, i think we share an end game with the egyptian people
of touch screens. now, president obama has 60 days to review this decision. if he doesn't veto the order, it will go into effect. and if you remember, he vetoed the order when it came to apple. we will see what happens when it comes to samsung. becky? >>> we do have more boardroom drama at jc penney today. "the wall street journal" reports the board met late yesterday afternoon to talk about their next move. the directors are looking at ways to remove bill ackman from the board. the article also notes that it's questionable whether ackman has violated his duties as a board member. there may be a de facto board that excludes ackman. scott, i'm glad you're here for this discussion because this has gotten weirder and weirder. >> it has indeed. >> i thought it was bizarre when we first heard about what was happening. because as a board member, you wonder if he'll be operating from the inside or outside. this is more typical of an outside activist shareholder thing. charles nelson in this "journal" article raises questions whether he did anything wrong at all. he says it would be really diffi
of wisconsin. a number of governors who have said we don't like obama care. we are not even implementing some of the provisions that we have the discretion to implement or not in our states. we don't think it's good for the economy. but we think it is really bad for the economy to sort of say you know what? we may go ahead and shut down the government over this. they are really worried about the economic impacts in their states and they have come out publicly and said that. >> the political risk here is that republicans could then face being blamed if the government did eventually shut down, if the president, you know, kind of called their bluff. why are republicans like rubio and paul and rand paul, why are they willing to take this risk? >> reporter: you have to look at who they are trying to appeal to and it's different than who maybe republican leaders are trying to appeal to or who republican governors are trying to appeal to. right? they are trying to appeal to a wider swath of voters when your are look at ted cruz or rand paul or marco rubio. they are looking at the right flank and tea
, a state president obama lost by just two points last year, passed a strict new voter i. sdrjts d. law being challenged in federal court. it requires all voters to show a government issued i.d., among some other reforms. former secretary of state hillary clinton is taking notice. she weighed in during a speech at the american bar association. john, let's listen. >> sweeping effort across our country to obstruct new obstacles to voting. often under cover of addressing a phantom epidemic of election fraud. not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in american elections, must not be paying attention. and despite the best efforts of many well-intentioned election officials, discrepancies in resources across pretingss and polling stations still disproportionately affect african-american, latino and young voters. >> the republican governor in north carolina said this is common sense reform, good for the state. he thinks it ought to be in more places around the country. what do you think secreatary clinton's doing here by step
american citizens not to travel to pakistan. meantime, president obama will hold a news conference this afternoon at the white house before leaving for vacation on martha's vineyard. andrew? >> we got a couple of corporate stories to talk about. big one, the jpmorgan now reportedly close to reaching a settlement with security regulators over the so-called london whale trading losses. bruno iksil, he was the whale in some ways, he's not expected to face charges related to the incident. apparently, by the way, he's talking and made some kind of deal or may be making a deal with the s.e.c. the other component of this is that as part of whatever settlement the s.e.c. reaches with jpmorgan, they might have to admit some form of wrongdoing or some form of admission -- >> why would the s.e.c. cut a deal with that guy when he was the rogue trader doing things that the management at the bank -- >> unclear he was the rogue trader. it seems like what has happened is as the story developed that his boss and his boss' boss may have been more rogue than he was. not iona drew. >> a few layers --
have a double whammy for home building stocks. last week president obama came out gave a speech on fannie and freddie arguing they ought to be wound down and replaced by another agency. you saw what happened on that, david, home building stocks went through the floor last week tuesday and wednesday. so now we have a double whammy, the concern about higher rates and concerns about less government support overall. that's a real problem. and the itb, the main etf for the home building industry hit a new low for the year, but it wasn't on the rates, it was on concern about fannie and freddie and the lack of support there for the mortgage market. guys, back to you. >> thanks very much, bob. that's still to come. fannie and freddie. that will be a long -- >> begin today just a football security. don't know what's going to happen. >> even the preferreds are a real risk. time for a little bit of a faber report following up on a story here. our viewers have been covering mergers and acquisitions for a long time. but rare indeed when you see a consent solicitation of the shareholders for
a lot of dough, the president, current president, president barack obama, ramped it up. there was no chirping then. i didn't hear chirping going we're going to hit $16 trillion at midnight, let's party! no. but the effects of less government spending definitely going to slow things down because you're not paying for it but it's a good thing. somebody broke the silence, i think it was bank of america, victoria mcgrain from "wall street journal" wrote a piece on wall street journal.com and it talks about the agenda for jackson hole. it's august 22nd to 24th. think about what i was saying. wouldn't it be nice if central bankers got together and tried to really figure out how to solve some of the structural issues? but the topics that were put forth, same old thing. the natural rate of interest, financial prices at zero lower bond, the transition of unconventional monetary policy. global liquidity, cross border cap flows. it seems to me that these are the same old topics, the crisis has come and gone. maybe we need to shake things up a little bit like one of those snow glob
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